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Supervisory Security Specialist (Director of Security)

Operations - Administrative Operations
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(71) $131,227–$240,000 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Operations Division, Administrative Operations, Office of Security Programs. 

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As a Supervisory Security Specialist (Director of Security), you will:

  • Determine the need for written polices, plans and procedures for the administration of the CFPB security operations and occupational safety and health programs. Oversee the development of policy and procedures documents, and reviews and approves them upon completion.
  • Coordinate and direct the critical infrastructure protection program.  Establish and evaluate agency-wide physical security policies and standards; perform periodic vulnerability assessments of the physical security operations at CFPB facilities to determine specific weaknesses and recommend improvements.  As appropriate, recommend upgrades  to physical security systems.
  • Manage and technically direct contract administration activities for long-term, extensive technical services contracts, including the contract providing guard services on a 24/7 basis. Conduct quality control of work through personal contact or review to ensure compliance with technical, financial, delivery, and other terms of the contract. Manage the contracting process by overseeing the development of  statements of work, monitoring performance, inspecting completed work against contract requirements, and by recommending progress payments, terminations, and other actions.
  • Develop and coordinate CFPB threat advisory warning system.
  • Develop and oversee the CFPB badging policies, procedures, and equipment, to include implementation of the HSPD-12 program.
  • Manage the CFPB personnel security program to ensure policies, guidelines, and procedures reflect emerging best practices and government requirements. Oversee the coordination of adverse suitability investigations with Human Capital or Procurement, OPM risk determinations, issuance of security clearances, and any special investigations.

Travel Required

  • Not required

Supervisory Status

  • Yes

Promotion Potential

  • 71

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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